OVH changes its name to cloud computing
Business: OVH announced a name change at its annual Summit: now call it OVHCloud. A way of reminding that OVH has evolved far beyond simple website hosting.
20 years after its first steps, OVH has come a long way and wants to let people know. The company announced at its annual summit that its name was changing to become OVHCloud, a name change that better reflects the positioning and evolution of the company founded by Octave Klaba, which has become in recent years one of the cloud giants in Europe.
“OVH launched 20 years ago on the beginnings of service virtualization (PaaS, IaaS, SaaS and others). Today, this is called the cloud and we wanted our brand to reflect this reality around the world, ”explains Michel Paulin, CEO of OVH in the press release issued on this occasion.
For OVHcloud, the challenge is indeed to establish itself as the key player in the European cloud, at a time when the majority of the dominant players in the sector are American or Asian.
For this, the publisher offers a strategy to multiply partnerships with third-party publishers offered on its platforms and promises to integrate between 50 and 100 new third-party software directly on its services over the next twelve months. This offer will offer software tools in SaaS and OVH will take care of billing and support. The company had already attempted a first foray into this niche with its OVHMarket offer launched in 2018, but now intends to continue to develop this aspect.
To distinguish itself from the competition, OVHcloud has long intended to play the data protection card. Thus, the company recalls that its Hosted Private Cloud offer is in the running for SecNumCloud certification, a certification issued by Anssi and which guarantees a high level of security requirements. The controversies with regard to the American Cloud Act are numerous: this law allows the American authorities to easily access the data of the customers of an American company.
OVHcloud wants to play the alternative card: if the company does indeed have an American subsidiary subject to the cloud act, its European base allows it to offer alternative accommodation services for those who would like to escape American regulations.
OVHCloud also intends to beef up its offer for businesses: the company has announced a new 24/24 support offer for its business customers, as well as the extension of its Health Data Hosting certification to its Bare Metal range. This range of “bare” servers will also be enriched with new offers which will offer servers equipped with Intel Cascadelake or AMD Epic Rome CPUs in its high-end versions.